Spring will be here before we know it and I am stocking up on essentials to ensure I have a garden full of Color when March arrives.
I aim to have rolling beds full of daffodils and pots of colourful tulips. My Daughter loves tulips as they feature enormously in frozen fever. Olivia has asked for her window pots of the playhouse to be filled with a rainbow of colours. We shall see what I can do!
So here are my top five plants I will be preparing this month and remember that patience is a virtue and what you sow you shall reap.
Just a note – I am an amateur gardener so please only use my post as a reference and seek advice of a professional if you wish to grow your own.
The name suits this flower perfectly and I fell in love with Lupins this summer just before my wedding day. I totally cheated and bought tons from my local flower nursery to use as a staple piece for our wedding tables but I will definitely be growing them this year. I love them! Did I mention how cute they are?! I will be seeing my Lupins in September and keeping them under a cold frame – but you can wait until February I believe and sow them in pots to be grown on your window sills or somewhere warmish.
Just this week i have had a new Lupin pop up in my garden.
Poppies are a lovely flower and will never be grown or imported through Europe’s flower industry because they are ever so delicate. We enjoyed layers of purple poppies this year and saved all the seeds. Some we re sprinkled and some we popped into a paper bag for friends.
I am going to dust my seeds in October around the soil where i plan to put my spring bulbs. They need feeding once in Spring and should start to show in May.
So have you planned what you will be growing in the garden to add some color for when March arrives, or like me perhaps you have patches in the garden where you are waiting to see what pops up. Of course most of us will see the trusty daffodils popping up sometime around then.
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